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of the "washington journal" today. we're taking calls from just republicans. up first is bob from philadelphia, pennsylvania. bob, thanks for calling in this morning. caller: good morning. how are you, sir? host: good. your thoughts on this new effort? caller: i think that they are still missing a little bit of the point here. i think the biggest problem is uninformed voters. all they hear all day long is just background noise from mainstream media. i was a staunch liberal democrat. i truly was, until i started doing my own research and finding my own facts. even my mom and dad were staunch liberals. they're both dead now. t like my mom always thought jack kennedy could do nothing wrong. the biggest thing that converted necessity to being a republican is when i watched the democratic convention, and on the floor, they had the vote to put god and israel back on the platform. why on earth did they ever take it out? that was like the beginning, the wake-up call for me. and then the other day, you guys were talking about chuck hagel and the new missile sites and everything. i listened to all the c
ready to go. i know there are areas of the but there areling a lot of jobs out there. host: bob, california. democratic caller. caller: on your statement about truckers, trucker jobs are not like they used to be in the 1940's. now, they have a lot of knowledge that they have to have. it is not as easy as it was in the past. as far as people coming in from mexico, we should have enforced laws when they were coming in and taking care of those people that gave them jobs. that attracted them. there are not as many now. jobs here. there are economy is getting a little better down there. guest: the jobs in the trucks, these are oilfield trucks. if you do not have the commercial drivers license, some companies will put you on the dirt roads and when you get to pavement they will have another empty truck and trade off. people will do a lot to make these jobs available. if you need training, they will give you training. again, the frustration that bob was talking about, we have laws that say people should follow the rules to come here and we have not enforce them. angry on the street are
. they think government should make investment and ground the economy. host: bob from idaho on our line for democrats, good morning. caller: our garment has to change. -- our government has to change. is against our constitution. a clean systemo with a thumb print that will protect people. we need to do something with a and the states to control their own housing with better schools and better teachers, thank you. guest: the school issue has come up a lot. how to regulate and fund schools? they are talking about block grants on medicaid which helps people. that is something still being debated as to what role the fed vs. the state plays. host: has been talk in the news recently about closing schools in chicago and detroit. is there anything in the continuing resolution that would help keep the schools open? guest: the schools are dealing with different problems and i saw the sequestered, really on militaryhools bases and in tribal lands and poor areas. they are having their own problems like chicago and detroit. it is compounded by sequester issues but there's not much for them in that
, bob. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. all of these mass murders were done by people with known medical histories. histories of insanity. done.g was let's take a one would get the giffords. she met with the sky. there was an interview. i think it was on c-span, she met with this guy and he got bent better shape because she would not meet with him again. where was security for getting giffords and her outdoor event? in this interview she pooh- poohed the whole thing. she had no security. she was as responsible as the shooter in this event. it is tragic that she had no regard for her own safety. host: on our facebook page, glenn has this point -- host: of the twitter page there is this -- frontgun violence is the page below the fold in "the washington post." "a striking racial divide." let me share a portion of what they find. host: the story this morning, if you go inside on the article there is a graph with a look at homicides and suicides across the country. suicide and homicide statistics about -- as shaped by race. david, good morning. caller: good morning. my comm
. the question is, how does one of let chris christie in a place like new jersey and the bob macdonald and a place like virginia? very different east coast states. one is southern, one is no.. one is blue, the other trending purple. how you do that? it really was the message. the message was getting back to the fundamental idea of liberty, freedom, and opportunity. individual being empowered, not the government. having the wherewithal off to thethat in a way that message was the same, although translated differently. in other words, you speak the language of the people in the community in which you find them. i cannot, for example, go in front of a bunch of state and government employees talk about i want less government. all i said to them is i want to fire you. you talk about an efficient government that is responsive to people. that is a very different conversation. it is taking the message that off its core and translating it to people so they can understand it in their own language and see that values reflected. washington post" has a piece. the compare the general public opinion
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